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of the weekend. >> reporter: now down to my colleague bruce leshan in virginia beach. >> the storm chasers may be disappointing that the storm is tracking farther out to sea and weakening, but there are people here at virginia beach who are happy. see back there the scaffolding, the port-o-potties, for the american music festival. and take a look. gloria gainer. reo speedwagen, pat bena tar, slated to take the stage this weekend, starting on friday, hours after earl is expected to blast through. the old saying you'll be lucky if you get married in a rain storm. this couple figures marrying with a hurricane coming is like hitting the lottery. >> i got married in sunlight. well i got married in a rain storm. yeah, well i got married in a hurricane. >> reporter: a cacophony of hurricane preps in the beach and dead quiet in the emergency center. managers are hoping that the track holds and earl slips by in the dark without waking the neighbors. but people here are haunted by the specter of hurricane bonnie in 1998. forecasts had predicted she would spare virginia beach too. >> we went home and dec
to norfolk, virginia beach. passing the delmarva tomorrow. midday tomorrow, yeah, it will be rough through noon. after noon things will improve as the storm heads to massachusetts where they are under a hurricane warning for cape cod. an then the storm will be out of here quickly. the next 24 hours will be the worst around here. but the weekend will bring big changes once earl passes. i will have those details in a few minutes. thank you. >>> so far governor o'malley says it is unlikely that ocean city will have to be evacuated but the government is advising drivers not to drive to or from that area during the storm. scott broom has the latest on preparations that are occurring there. scott, what can you tell us? >> i'm outside of the emergency operations center in ocean city where there is a 1:00 briefing of officials. they are on the same page as governor o'malley. you can feel a little humidity building and a little breeze coming in from the east. that's a hint of the tropics and aahing of what's to come. as i said earlier, ocean city officials had talked to us and barring any big chang
the westbound freeway and into virginia, stalled vehicles, there's an accident after main avenue, and i will show you the crash near the exit for 110, southbound on 395, notice the accident, traffic getting guide to the left. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, police searched through the night for explosives that may have been left behind by and gunman who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. he was shot and killed by police. the hostages are safe this morning, but there are still many questions. brianne carter is not the discovery channel headquarters in downtown silver spring. good morning, what can you tell us today? >> officers say that the gunman acted alone. james j. lee was well-known at discovering. a longtime protester who was upset with their programming. four hours , james j. lee held three men hostage inside the discovery channel building, beginning 1:00 yesterday afternoon when he locked into the main lobby with a handgun, a metal canisters strapped to his body, carrying a backpack and boxes believed to be explosive devices. he fired a sho
minimal impact in the region. beaches in maryland, delaware, virginia could have winds 5880 miles an hour along the delmarva coast sun is coming up in 2 minutes. it is 6:28. t 1 at noon. 92 at five. a high near t 5. right now 75- degrees with a few high clouds. clear to partly cloudy tonight. 66 to 75. some high clouds from earl move in. tomorrow, well, hazy sunshine and could be overcast with high clouds in the morning earl east, much stronger to the atlantic ocean. down to t andrews. 64 mass transit. 72 winchester. steve in cross junction was 68 and martinburg 666. temperatures in the 70s. it is muggier out there and winds are fairly light thanks to high pressure still here. but the fronts are coming. it will give us a good weekend an help to push earl to the northeast opposed to the west and you can see that turn where earl is starting to move more up opposed to closer to the coast. it will be a close call as far as cape hatteras is concerned with winds now 18 a. as -- 14 a . looks like it will come to maine and nova scotia by saturday morning and leaves for the week some the weekend l
and a lot of frederick. 355 would be the late to go. 95 in virginia, roadworks southbound between newington and richmond, one lane open to the right until 5:00 a.m. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, police searched through the night for explosives that they have been left behind by a gunman who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. biba shot and killed by police. the hostages are safe. so many questions. the incident unfolded at discovery headquarters in downtown silver spring. courtney robinson is live with the latest developments. good morning. >> good morning. it is not clear if overnight officers discovered any more of these devices. a man who is now dead was well known at discovery, known as a longtime protester. he was upset over some of their programming. four hours, officers say this man, james j. lee, held three men hostage inside the building. it began around 0:00 yesterday afternoon when he walked into the lobby with a handgun and explosives in the form of canister is strapped to his body, carrying a backpack believed to be explosives. he fired
. and then during the morning hours on friday, it will be east of virginia beach, perhaps right around 8:00 on friday morning. and then by noon time just east of ocean city, by 2:00 p.m. friday just off of cape may new jersey, and even though the center of circumstance hags will be off the coast, the tropical storm force winds will certainly be felt right along the atlantic beaches and then affecting new england. look at all the tropical storm watches and warnings that are up. this is a hurricane warning, this red zone around the outer banks from virginia beach all the way town through north carolina. farther to the north, this is a hurricane watch for our atlantic beaches along the shore of the -- from delaware all the way down through virginia shore line, that is a hurricane watch. and the likely effects from the storm, very wet ocean city on friday with tropical bands of heavy rain coming in. tropical storm force winds. for us this morning, we have temperatures around the region in the 70s. 77 in washington, and beef got a huge area of high pressure, so plenty of sunshine today. we'll
a hurricane watch as well from rehoboth beach down, essentially uh, to the virginia, north carolina border. that's a hurricane watch and also a tropical storm uh, warning. so, a no mandatory evacuations in virginia beach just yet, but plenty of people are clearing out of the way. bruce leshan is live down in ocean front, bruce? >> reporter: hey, topper, this family is among those who are not clearing out. check it out. they're about to get married right down here on the beach. they say you're lucky your major is lucky if you get married when it rains and they said they must have hit the lottery. >> like shakespeare, captain mark hodges figures discretion is part of valor. he's planning to ride out earl on dry land. >> 60 miles, you know, would be very risky if you break down, nobody's going to want to come get you and you're stuck out there in the middle of a hurricane. i'd be sunk by midnight, probably. >> thousands of tourists are packing up the kids and boogie boards and leaving the ocean front early. >> we're heading back to indiana one day early. we're going to skip out one day. >> do
already been declared for maryland, virginia and north carolina. >> and the effects are already being felt. amtrak has canceled train routes in virginia. there are mandatory evacuations in the outer banks of north carolina and travelers are being advised not to travel and from ocean city. sherry ly is live in ocean city and joining us with the latest situation. tides started picking up a short time augment it is. we are just at low tide and so it should pick back up again but we've seen waves of 6-8 feet out here and it will only get worse. we are her a hurricane watch here in ocean city, although earl is expected to pass close off shore. we're still going to get pounded with high winds and heavy surf. we're looking at waves later today at 12 up to 15 feet. right now life guards are not out on the beaches but they will be shortly. yesterday they had restrictions as far as how far people could go into the water -- knee deep or less and that was it. and as the storm moves in, they are telling people to stay out of the water, especially during the storm. the storm is expected to hit sometime
, let's look at the mosalla commute with lisa baden. >>> a politic in the ashburn area of virginia. it is at ashburn village boulevard. overnight road work on eastbound 66, the last exit to take you on to 495 north is still closed, but should open in 30 minutes. let's look at a picture of maryland, lifting of the beltway at route 4. quiet on the beltway at wilson bridge. looks good on the other side of town at bradley boulevard, to and from 270, a trip. looks fine in hyattstown. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:32. police searched through the night for explosives that may have been left behind by gunmen who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. the gunman was shot by police and killed. >> many questions remain. the incident unfolded in downtown silver spring at the discovery building. courtney robinson has the latest. >> we still have officers on the scene. you can see them in front of discovery headquarters. they are in and out of the building. it is a massive building. many offices. the man kept police at bay four operas yesterday. james lee. he walked into
of maryland and virginia, but some tourists refuse to let hurricane earl ruin their fun in the sun. >> our 18th year here and i'm not ready to photo new york and get in the routine. >> reporter: red cross shelters are set up for those that don't have a place to ride out the storm? a shelter is never the best place to live in but we will make sure they have a place to sleep, are dry and have food to eat. >> reporter: supplies they hope won't be needed this time around. karen brown, cbs news, north carolina. >> hurricane earl's arrival has affected rail travel along the east coast. amtrak says it will close the route used by some regional trains in virginia, specifically the routes for the tide water area which take riders to new port news and hampton roads area. down load our free hurricane tracker at wusa9.com. click on weather. >>> investors on wall street enjoy a triple dig rally while british petroleum continues the efforts to try to clean up its image. that's coming up. >>> welcome back. no problems traveling from the eastern shore to washington but we have early morning tieups to tell yo
of virginia, maryland and delaware where waves could easily to go 8 or perhaps 13 feet. winds at the coast, 30 to 50 miles per hour. that will be again, most of friday. but a bigger system for new england, spots like cape cod, could get the heavy rain out of the system around the two to four inches. we'll talk more about that later. the coastal flood watch, it starts at 6:00 p.m. and it goes through the overnight period. we'll talk about the high tide times coming up in a few minutes. we're already seeing some of the effects of earl. its high clouds. you can seeçó across maryland, e northern neck making their way up through area. some of those outer bands meanwhile are forecasting increasing clouds. will drop to 80 degrees by 9:00 p.m. after another hot day. 79 degrees by 11:00 p.m. higher than normal as we look at the tides. labor day weekend, a huge cool-down. wait until you see the four-day forecast. throughout the 4:00 hour, the 5:00, the 6:00, two, both kammerer and myself will be taking your questions live. your questions about hurricanes and the effects on earl here. see you back in a
in virginia, the governor has also declared a state of emergency. residents and visit iters have been ordered to leave hatteras on the outer banks. >> certainly a formidable hurricane. maximum winds have increased 145 miles per hour, gusted to about 170. it continues to intensify and deepen. i don't think it will get much stronger than this but this is a very powerful storm. thank goodness, it won't directly make landfall. we'll talk first about current conditioned. i mentioned to you it is trekking off to the north and northwest at about 17 miles per hour. now, centered 410 miles south of cape hatteras, north carolina. it looks like it will be right off the the coastline there of north carolina a little later tonight. we'll gradually see conditions deteriorate there. want to push onto hd radar, show you the wave heights. this is very impressive stuff. see the dark purple. that is right underneath the storm. wave heights are measured at about 33 feet. so that gives you an idea of how powerful the storm is even pushing up towards cape hatteras. wave heights are running a good 10 to 12 feet abo
. evacuations there are already underway. we have live team coverage from north carolina to virginia beach and ocean city. we're going to start with scott broom live in o.c. scott. >> reporter: nice to talk to you tonight, they are now prepared here in ocean city with -- for what they foresee to be tropical storm conditions starting overnight tonight and into about the middle of the day tomorrow. the big news on the beach today is that they have restricted swimmers going in the water because of the heavy surf. rough surf and the danger of rip occurens has caused life guards to declare the water off limits. surfers except the as earl approaches. >> in the next 24 hour it's will get crazy. >> the beach will now be closed per se. there are restrictions for entry into the water. >> reporter: crews put up fencing to prevent drifting sand from burying parking lots and boardwalks. at marinas some boat owners pulled their craft out of the water. question for visitors is should they stay or go? >> i i'ming it's a really -- i'm thinking it's a really big storm and i kind of want to go home. >> i'm s
issued in maryland and nd virginia. we have ainthe latest on earl' track and live in ocean city as the resort towns prepare for the worst and the holiday ahead. ea >>> details on all of the stories coming up. thanks for being with us this thursday morning. rn i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm eveyallison seymour. more now ymon today's top storyt one of the lasting scenes from yesterday's hostage situation at the discovery channel building will be concerned parents waiting to get their children who were being taken out akof the discovery kids day care inside of the building. ld all of those children were in safely reunited with their e parents. >> we'll go rentlive to the discovery channel building where there is still a police po presence this morning in a couple of minutes. nu >>> but first the latest on hurricane earl. the storm expected to reach the east thcoast late tonight and into tomorrow morning, but willi not likely make a direct hit. there is still concern that the core of the storm could shift closer to the coast. president coobama has already ordered federal agencies to
amtrak routes between virginia's tidewater area and newport news have been canceled because of the coming storm. these are live pictures from wrightsville beach, north carolina. many tourists and residents have left north carolina's outer banks. it's still unclear how close the strongest winds and heaviest surge will get to north carolina's fragile chain of barrier islands. tom is here now to tell us what he sees going on right now and some changes happening as we speak. >>> it looks like the winds are picking up at wrightsville beach. you can see the camera bouncing around, and the surf is getting rougher at wrightsville beach, north carolina. well, let's take a look across the tropical atlantic. we've got three named storms. we've got the major hurricane earl and then far to the south and east of that is a rather disorganized tropical storm, fiona. and that, though, is showing a little more organization as it moves off to the north, and that will likely stay way out to sea and not threaten the atlantic seaboard. farther to the east is gaston. it is a tropical storm and it's heading due
carolina, virginia and maryland are all on the highest level of alert as the east coast braces for the arrival of hurricane earl. even a slight shift in the projected path of what experts are calling an impressive, massive storm could spell disaster for the eastern seaboard. nbc's kristen dahlgren has the very latest from north carolina's outer banks. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, lynn. well, for days, there's been speculation over exactly where earl would go, but here's the bottom line. at this point it may not matter that much. those hurricane-force winds extend about 90 miles from the center of earl. tropical storm force winds about 200 miles from the center. so, along much of the coast, things about to get much worse. as darkness fell on the carolina coast, earl strengthened, bringing with it powerful waves but also uncertainty. >> earl's a big unknown. if it stays out to sea, we probably would have been okay and gotten rain. >> reporter: do you board up? >> i haven't yet to this point, but this might be the first. >> reporter: but officials warn th
the united states east coast. impact the outer banks before it passes close to maryland, virginia and delaware. in fact right up to the virginia border now. it's a hurricane warning in effect. a hurricane watch still for ocean city and delaware beaches and a tropical storm warning for maryland and delaware. beach forecast for people headed down there this three day weekend. earl will be very close through the day on friday. high about 88. the big deal the winds and surf. eight to ten feet or higher. rip currents a problem to. we will talk act the latest and your outlook coming up. >> thank you. the coast guard and the natural resources police preparing just in case earl decides to push farther inland. we are live with that part of the story. >> reporter: kelley labor day weekend always one of the busiest boating weekends of the year. take a look. the marina has a lot of empty spaces. not sure if people moved their boats out. that row is usually filled with smaller boats, even sailboats. some of the larger boats aren't going anywhere. they are been hunkered down. people who go out
and down toward virginia beach as well. but inland in chesapeake, you are not included in this. take a look at these winds. 30 to 50 miles per hour in the southern portions of delmarva, toward the solomons area. maybe 15 to 30 miles per hour. look at d.c. maybe 10 to 20 miles per hour. west of that, not much in the way of winds. a very tight gradient as who sees some wind and had a doesn't see any at all. same deal with the rain. very with the toward the east. for most areas we're staying on the dry side. this evening we will see high clouds continue to increase. it will be a nice evening and a nice night around here. then tomorrow, partly cloudy, mainly dry early. 66 to 74 degrees tomorrow. partly sunny. showers mainly on the eastern shore, turning breezy. 85 to 90 degrees. as we look through the next four days. 79 on saturday. a little on the windy side there. breezy sunday, around 80 degrees. right now the weather looks great saturday, sunday and monday. for most of us in this area, tomorrow you're going to be like what hurricane do they continue to talk about? you really won't see much
bigger as the storm barrels to the east coast. aside from north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. howard bernstein is tracking the storm and his forecast is just ten minutes away. affect a spectacular day on wall street yesterday. and investors are saying let's get one more like yesterday. but that could very well depend on testimony this morning from the head of the federal reserve. checking the numbers for you. the dow is at 1028 t after adding 254 points yesterday. that was a gain of 2.5%. the nasdaq and s&p 500 added 3% in trading yesterday, thanks to surprising strong manufacturing numbers that came out yesterday morning. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will be on the hot seat this morning. he is speaking before a panel investigating a wall melt down. he led the economy as the federal reserve took extraordinary measures town correct hundreds of billions of dollars in to the battered financial system. investors will be listening for anything he has to say about the concern state of the financial system and the economy. >>> good news for the local
tonight. steve harrigan, virginia beach. charmin scedy live in chat that mass morris. first to kill delve hills in north carolina and our jonathan serrie is standing by. what do people there say they are expecting? >> well, shep, i have been using my pocket wind meter clocking winds right now 26 miles per hour. understand the brunt of the storm is still hours away. residents here are hoping that the storm will only sideswipe the outer banks but they anticipate there is a very good chance that the storm will move further inland and that they may be experiencing tropical storm force winds easily but quite possibly hurricane force winds in excess of 74 miles per hour, shep. >> shepard: how confident are officials there in north carolina that everybody is as ready as they are going to be for this thing? >> state officials are very confident that people have taken the proper precautions by and large the tourists who have been urged to evacuate the outer banks have already left and local residents who decided to hunker down, we watched them as they stocked up at local grocery and hardware store
guard has been mobilized, and the governor of north carolina, along with the governors of virginia and maryland, all the clothing states of emergency -- all declaring the state of emergency. >> all right, so let's take a look at the situation as it stands now. the first of the rain bands way out ahead of the storm along the north carolina coast. this is the satellite image of the storm right now. earl is not the only storm out there. we have hurricane earl, tropical storm fiona, and tropical storm gaston further east yet. winds at 140 miles per hour. i'm going to put this on emotion and jury what happens. by friday at 1:00 a.m., it will be a category 3 storm, earl, just raising here. by 10:00 i in the morning, the storm will be well off ocean city, and to be hitting the beach areas. bermuda is under threat by saturday morning of being hit by fiona with tropical storm-force winds. all this activity moves well offshore. tropical storm warnings in effect for the delmarva beach area, that is for tonight and tomorrow. we will become more with the weather -- detailed war with the weather
125 miles east of virginia beach, by 2:00 p.m. about 125 miles due east of ocean city. that is when we can expect some of the biggest effects. a tropical storm warning is in effect for the peninsula and the beaches along here. we have occurred came watch. -- a hurricane watch. more detail, coming up. >> thank you. amtrak announced that hurricane earl oil is impacting some of their areas. the delays and cancellations are expected to continue through saturday. if you have a trip scheduled, call ahead. the storm could not have come at a worse time with so many vacationers already settled for labor day. thousands more are anxiously waiting to decide. a state of emergency is the last thing they want. chris continues the coverage from ocean city. how are people handling this uncertainty? >> some are trying to understand the today before the storm arrives, but having to work around the city crews who are standing up things like this fence. this is just one example of preparations across this part of town. >> yet, i am a little scared. >> a deceptively calm start to the day in ocean city as pr
away from hitting the mid-atlantic shoreline. the governors of maryland, virginia and north carolina have declared states of emergencies. thanks for joining us this morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. >> let's go right to weather. here's meteorologist justin berk. >> we are checking out the latest on earl. earl has gotten stronger. it really increased strength yesterday. it surpassed that. this morning's advisory from the national hurricane center, showing 145 mile-per-hour winds. a very clear distinct eye now. roughly 30 miles across. the wind field of tropical storm force winds extends 230 miles away. which means if the center of the storm is 230 miles away from ocean city, they'll still get tropical storm force winds. the one good thing here is that the passage of earl off the coast will be the weaker side of the storm. usually the right side with forward motion. the worst part of the storm is out to sea. the beaches under a tropical storm warning. winds averaging between 40 and 60 miles per hour this time tomorrow into the early part of the afternoon. waves probabl
of emergency is expected in maryland, virginia and north carolina. >>> we have much more still ahead this morning as fox 5 morning news at 4:30 begins now. >>> good morning to you. it is thursday morning, september 2nd, 2010 as we get a live look over our nation's capital off in the distance there you see the washington monument. we are dealing with hot temperatures in our area. the coastal areas bracing for hurricane earl. my pal tucker barnes is here to kind of bring us up to date on all of that stuff. >> good morning to you. >> good morning, friend. >> lots going on. let's take a look at vipir and give you the latest on hurricane earl. look at that, an incredibly powerful hurricane. winds 140 miles per hour, gusts over 155. this is a very, very powerful storm. pressure has been falling during the last several hours. likely to maintain its intensity as it approached the north carolina coastline during the overnight hours tonight. we are about 18 to 24 hours away tray possible landfall. looks like it will just scoot along the coast but it could be too close to call. could make a bri
but will likely stay offshore. a hurricane warning is in effect from north carolina to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from delaware and also includes martha's vineyard. kim brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, even if it means cutting his labor day weekend short. >> better to be a little away. >> reporter: the monster hurricane could reach north carolina late tonight or early friday before rolling up the east coast. watches and warnings stretch all the way to cape cod, massachusetts. while earl is expected to stay offshore, as it makes its way north, a slight shift could put millions in harm's way. >> that's why it's important to take the time now while the skies are clear and weather is great to make sure you have a plan and you're ready just in
of the beaches, delaware, maryland, virginia, looking good weather wise after tomorrow but the surf will be up. 10-footers tomorrow and still 4 to 6-foot waves and dangerous rip currents saturday. probably not that safe of a swim as we get into saturday and labor day monday. much more on earl as it max its approach. our live team coverage continues from ocean city. don harrison likes to give us a better idea of how vacationers and residents are actually getting ready for whatever earl brings. sam? >> reporter: kelly, we're down here you know, when i started at 4:00 this morning it was 76 degrees, it got a little warmer throughout the day, now dropped down to about 74 degrees, so we're standing by to see what earl is gonna do. we're going in the labor day weekend. the city is taking all the precautions they can. when you come to a vacation town like this, as ai did, if you look around you get to see a lot of interesting people. the boardwalk looks like a normal city day. surfers learned that big sur have means better rides. little kids find that high waves make bubbles travel further. meet walt
, hurricane warnings from virginia beach southward to just outside of jacksonville, north carolina near camp lejeune. as far as our commuter models go, everything is taking it offshore at this point. the only close call is out there at nantucket, martha's vineyard, chatam. it should be a category 3 and then a category 2 by the time it's south of new england, weakening to a category 1 as it impacts either down east maine, they're probably going to get hit good saturday morning. the tropical storm force winds, the worst where stephanie is located, and then as everyone drives to work tomorrow, delaware and coastal new jersey and then we take that wind field up into virginia on friday evening. the worst of it is out to sea, but it's still going to put on quite a show in the outer banks and there in cape cod. >> and as you say, 125-mile-per-hour winds is nothing to take lightly. >> there will be damage done from this storm. >> earl's impact expected in north carolina late tonight as we're hearing from bill. thousands are evacuating from the coast, forced to forego their weekend plans as we head i
, virginia, plans to open an adult themed store in the old town area has riled some community leaders. they stay store will ruin the wholesome environment they've worked very hard to create there. the store owner says her shop is being unfairly judged. julie carey has more on this. >> reporter: old town Ñimanassa local leaders have spent hundreds of thousands to make it family friendly. that's why some are alarmed to learn, this new store opening soon will feature adult items. the window promises dvds, lotions, lingerie and more. they've called a community meeting. >> it is a big quhern a porno shop wants to locate here. we have them in prince william county and manassas and i've never raised a fuss about it. i've never gone out to shut them down. right here in old town is not the place to do it. >> reporter: the director of the arts center down the block agrees. >> we have the center for the arts. we have a lot of classes in the arts. we have thousands of children that come through every year. and their parents, and i think it is absolutely the wrong place to have a shop like this.
carolina to virginia. it could come closest to chatham and nantucket where tourists and residents are wondering how bad it's going to get. >> we're on our way to buy flashlights right this second. >> i'm not worried. we are going to stay. we have followed the instructions in the paper and made preparations to shelter in place. >> this is surf right now in along the coastline. maryland is a long along the western side of the storm's path. i understand life guards are up and down the beaches of the coast coast now telling people they should avoid being in the water or staying in front of the life guard situation and not out far. that's the reason why. we always see it when a hurricane is coming on shore. you see somebody out further in the water. the surfers love to take advantage of the big waves. let's go to stephanie abrams from the weather channel. she's down in north carolina now. the surf there is incredible as well. it looks like it's getting darker. >> reporter: yeah. the surf is kicking up a lot here. we have a kite boarder. he's been going all morning long. he's the only p
. the state of emergency is in effect in maryland, virginia and north carolina. >> as we've seen with some recent storms, you get 40, 50- mile an hour winds, you could do some damage. >> absolutely. >> there is a live look outside. 77degrees for us but shoot, we've seen about 40-mile per hour winds without a hurricane here. >> some of the big thunderstorms, we had 60, 70- mile we are hour winds. you are talking 140-mile per hour winds with gusts over 160 miles per hour. this is a very big storm. let's get to it. we'll talk local weather first. i will give you the latest with earl. 77degrees as gurvir mentioned. annapolis, 77. 73 in fredericksburg. 68 in frederick. 66 in martinsburg. lets agive you latest here and let's get to it. satellite-radar, showing you we have some very quiet conditions across the washington area. as we get into the afternoon hours, we'll await the arrival of some of the cloud cover associated with earl here pushing in from the south and southeast. you can see we'll get a little bit of cloud cover. that will hold temperatures back a degree or two. cold front out to t
, steve. and 100 miles away from you, sam champion is in virginia beach, following the size of the waves, and the flooding that may follow from them. sam? >> reporter: hey, good evening, diane. and yeah, there have been big changes with earl today, but there will be hurricane-force winds on the outer banks of north carolina tonight. that storm is 130 miles away from atlantic beach, north carolina, and just look at the waves. you said at the top of the show, 15 feet, easy. and we expect they'll be about 20-foot waves there. buoy reports near the eye of the storm have put the waves at 40 feet high. a 3d satellite picture is the best way to show you the changes in earl today. and in the last couple of days. when that storm is well organized and powerful, it has a tight, well-formed eye. now it's difficult to find the eye. the hurricane force winds are still powerful enough to brush that side of the cape, and also, we think cape cod, as well. here's the latest track from the hurricane center, and good news for the mid-atlantic coast, delaware, virginia, even new york city. it is going to pas
carolina, virginia, and maryland are all under states of emergency. the only thing left to do now is wait it out or get out. >> it's serious, i think immigrants a serious hurricane, it could get real dangerous in a measure re. so why take a chance. >> reporter: and, as of about an hour ago, you can add massachusetts to that list of states of emergency. live in atlantic beach, t.j. winnik, abc 2 news. kelly? >> all right. let's get right into it. latest on hurricane -- oh, we just had that report from the outer banks, you could see tropical storm force winds expected in the next few hours, right there, in the outer banks, and the core of this sti a large hurricane still a category 3, winds from 125 miles per hour. but as we track this the eye wall is still several hundred miles, 420 miles from ocean city, about 220 miles from the banks. but, of course, there's much storm between the outer bands and the eye wall. let's take a look at ocean city. time lapse photography, things beginning to head downhill a little bit. the biggest thing is the surf and the winds coming up to close to 30 miles
on the midatlantic coast from virginia to delaware, it seems beach vacations continue uninterrupted, for now at least. surf's up in ocean city, maryland. >> it's been a long time since the city's had a really bad hurricane. i'm afraid that we're kind of overdue. >> reporter: back in north carolina, locals are challenging earl to see just how bad a hurricane he will be. ron mott, kill devil hills, north carolina. >> reporter: i'm peter alexander on long island. already earl's pounding surf and dangerous rip currents extended the shores of new jersey and new york. the approaching storm has forced beach closures in places where extreme weather can actually attract a crowd. >> i don't want to see people endangering themselves. caution's the word. >> reporter: at this marina, henry uline has protectively hauled more than 100 boats to safety in the last two days. >> the tidal surge is going to be tremendous. 10, 11, 12, that will be above all the pilings. >> reporter: a catastrophic hurricane has slammed the tip of long island before. >> leaving a wide pathway of ruin inward from the sea. >> reporter: in 1
. >>> expect a longer wait than normal at virginia dmv lines. >>> plus apple unveiled its revamped tv and ipods. shawn yancy has your fox 5 top five. >>> up first tonight apple is ready to take another bite out of the electronics apple. no. 5, the tech company released its new smaller cheaper version of apple tv today. the $99 gadgets connects to hd sets and lets people connect to movies and tv shoes. apple unveiled the smaller square ipods that come with buttons. no. 4, grab a tennis racket and hit the gym, not the court, a brand- new fitness class that forces you to use your entire body focusing on strength, flexibility and endurance. no. 3, if you're looking for a job with the federal government the partnership for public service says the top five largest agencies to work for are the nuclear regulatory commission, government accountability office, the fdic, smithsonian institution and nasa. no. 2, home sales may be down, but plenty of people are looking to refinance. mortgage re-fi apps jumped nearly 3% last week borrowers taking advantage of the low interest rates. refinancing is at its hig
, virginia and maryland. and social security checks have even been mailed early to recipients in ten states. >> right now, the category 4 storm is 400 miles across. it actually picked up speed overnight. it's expected to reach the north carolina coast later today. and that's where emily schmidt is now tracking the latest conditions. what's it like right now, emily? >> reporter: rob and mike, you look at the skies right now. they're clear. you can easily see the stars and the moon. you look behind me at the sea and you can tell there's not much of a breeze. we know the winds will pick up. so, too, will be pace of preparations. you want proof of that? i got it right here. our hotel delivered this letter to everyone. it says there's a mandatory evacuation for tourists on this island. it begins in less than an hour. this is the eye of hurricane earl. an area of calm in the midst of what is a monster category 4 storm. it's threatening more of the east coast than any hurricane in nearly 20 years. >> he's on the way. >> reporter: and that means people are on their way out. >> they won't let us sta
of virginia from tyson's corner. a little better as you can see on the outer loop. this is the beltway at river road, not as bad coming out of 270. in virginia, the delays are pretty normal, from springfield. you will see some more delays across the river bridge. big problems on the 14th street bridge earlier. you are seeing things moving pretty well moving out of d.c. and moving into d.c. >>> coming up, is this popular diaper causing severe diaper rash is? >> george clooney goes for an international audience this weekend. >> 6:00, at nearly $1 billion, that is the price tag for fixing the metro system after last year's deadly collision. >>> at george clooney is back in action on the big screen this weekend. >> i will answer the question that i know you want to know, he looks great. >> that is a good one. >> there is something else coming up on this report that you both like. "the american" is about an assassin on one last job. it feels like an early 1960's european feel. george clooney must hide in plain sight while plotting a murder and avoiding the hit man that has a target on his b
about it. >> we are on vacation, and ruined it. >> north carolina, maryland, and virginia leaders have declared states of emergency. earl is expected to pass off shore but close enough to induce tropical storm force wind late thursday into friday. some hotels and ocean city are rolling storm shutters and officials are calling on drivers to steer clear. >> friday will be a lousy day to be driving around. consider arriving in ocean city after the storm passes. the most have every intention of staying through the weekend, in joining the time off, but others are reconsidering. >> if it comes in and hit us hard, we have to get out of harm's way. >> according to forecasters, the waves are coming in at about 5-7 feet as we speak. 24 hours from now, they could be coming in at 10-13. jay korff, abc 7 news. >> sounds like the worst case scenario could be averted? >>> the worst case would be any direct hit, and that is looking more and more unlikely. if i were heading to the beaches, i would not be changed my plans dramatically right now. but keep informed. ocean city right now, the seas will be
this morning, larry sabato is the director of the center for politics at the university of virginia and we know that you don't go with your feelings, you've been doing a lot of home work on all of this, larry, and we're glad to have you with us this morning, welcome. >> thank you martha. i also can't sing, so that's another reason. martha: we're told to rely on the numbers, right? i hear you there. i hear you there. all right, let's talk about this. we've seen a change, an uptick in the numbers of republican seats that you see getting picked up here, house, senate, and also, on the governor level. what do you think has changed since that election? >> fundamentally it's the economy but a lot of other things. obviously it happened over the summer. this summer has been a disaster for democrats, almost everything has gone wrong for them, the bottom has fallen out, you stressed senate and house. i think the most significant returns are actually at the gubernatorial level, the state legislative level. i hope people will go, by the way, to center for politics.org and click on the crystal ball and read
-- >> not at this point. >> reporter: states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia, maryland, and massachusetts. strong waves from earl are ripping into beaches all along the east coast. in delaware, life guards rescued two children from rip current. >> couldn't breathe for a few seconds, and i got really scar scared. >> reporter: even if the worst of earl stays far from land, the storm could do $1billion to $2 billion in damage from north carolina to maine, and emergency workers still are not convinced the storm is staying away. >> the smallest predicted hurricane can become the most major and the most destructive, so you really don't know. none of us know what's going to happen until tomorrow. >> reporter: emergency officials here, as well as local business owners, are hoping by tomorrow, they're reopening for business for a long labor day weekend rather than cleaning up. erica. >> kelly cobiella,icle ethanks. earl may actually lose some of its punch by the time it reaches the northeast tomorrow, but it is still the strongest hurricane to threaten the coast of new york and
and virginia have all declared state of emergencies. >> reporter: we know that earl is now getting bigger, nearly 500-feet across. winds are blowing stronger. earl is starting to move faster. that's why here in atlantic beach, everyone in hotels got a letter saying mandatory evacuation. that evacuation began just about an hour ago. >> reporter: this is the eye of hurricane earl, an area of calm in did midst of what is a monster category four storm. threatening more of the east coast than any hurricane in nearly 20 years. people are on their way out. >> they won't let us stay. they'll make us sit in this traffic. >> mandatory evacuations are spreading across north carolina. >> long lines of latest summer tourists leaving with unexpected vacation memories. >> we're looking forward to a nice vacation. now our vacation's over. >> reporter: earl-induced work is just beginning. emergency shelters are being set up, homes boarded up, boats pulled out of the water so safety. >> we try to be prudent and make sure the boat doesn't get damaged. >> you never know what flying debris you'll get. >> we c
need to see for maryland, ocean city, virginia, delaware to get a more glancing below. but we'll see a partial landfall in the outer banks of the north carolina area, going to be rough times down there tonight. we'll be tracking the storm throughout the news. back to you rosy. >>> the maryland transportation short says a wind warning will be issued when wind speeds hit 30 to 39 miles per hour on the bay bridge. when a warning is in place, vehicles with roof mounted racks, motorcycles, or any other vehicle subject to high winds are advised to use caution when traveling across the bridge. now if they reach 40 to 49 miles per hour, house trailers and box vehicles and any others determined unsafe by police will not be allowed to cross the bridge. >>> baltimore county managers say they have been gun tracking earl monday and they are about to make preparations for if it hits here. >> closest distance to baltimore for the national weather service will be 270 miles. >> reporter: with its emergency operations center on alert status baltimore county leaders are receiving hourly reports on hurr
in effect. a tropical storm warning for thation city area, sussex county, worcester and virginia. hurricane watch for those folks. i think there may be a period of 4 to 6 hours where they can have tropical storm force winds. anything in excess of 39 miles per hour. tim has a look at how this may affect our local weather and the bay in our general region. >> reporter: bob, as you mentioned, the storm is going to be passing about 150 miles off this coast. these graphics kind of help explain the impact for us as we watch the storm move on up the shoreline. we'll be seeing wind shifting direction. as the storm is approaching and it starts to thin, of course, counter clockwise as it approaches our region, it will be kicking some water into the bay, up to one to three feet higher than average tide. at least for the time that it is moving on through. but those coastal flood advisories only in effect through tomorrow afternoon. because the storm moves through pretty quickly. as it continues continues to move on by, the winds shift. and as they start to come in from the north, it starts to push all
. the governors of north carolina, virginia, and maryland declare states of emergency as hurricane earl heads to the east coast, and it is not 100 percent clear if the storm will even make landfall in the united states. we cannot know. it could just skirt along the coast bringing tropical storms and winds to many. huge waves and potentially deadly currents. and, then, again, it could head right in. folks on north carolina's barrier islands called the outer banks will be the first to feel the storm around midnight tonight. and now a look at the communities there, at least i think we can look. sunny. well, we will in the look yet -- yes, there we go. the water appears to have waves. the north carolina governor says they are prepared for whatever hurricane earl will bring. >> we're ready. let me say that again were. we are very ready. we have in place the resources and the supplies and the capacity to do whatever it takes for north carolina and our citizens to be safe. >>shepard: president obama has already declared an "emergency" in the state and the national guard has deployed youth troops to
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